Wal-Mart Cites Dukes In Bid To Nix ERISA Class Action

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Monday told a California federal court that a putative class action accusing it of underpaying retirement benefits because of gender-based compensation discrimination should be dismissed in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dukes decision.

Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Retirement Plan Committee said that Diana Alexander-Jones' Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit is a “hanger-on” and “was intended to ride the coattails” of the Dukes case, in which the nation's highest court, on June 20, nixed a sweeping class covering 1.5 million women...
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